Mom always told me to think before I speak. Especially when I was filled with emotion. She said that when I didn’t, I had a tendency to utter words that had little daggers attached to them and were hurtful. Once the words were out of my mouth I wouldn’t be able to take them back. So I should choose carefully.
I didn’t listen right away in that way daughters don’t. But over time and experience I got what she meant and realized what good advice it was.